NZ Rear frame

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Frank
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NZ Rear frame

Post by Frank » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:32 pm

Hi,

At the NZ homepage it says: "In June 1940 the rear end of the bike was shortened with 40 mm (from frame number 582559), which lifted the rear seat with 4 mm."

I disagree with this and had a discussion with Nikola about this and he told me to put the theme on the forum for discussion.

I have measured severe NZ350 rear frames from 1938 to 1944 and they all have the same length (and height of the rear seat). The difference is the location of the passengers foot pegs holes. In 1940 they moved the passengers foot pegs 40mm forward (probably the adding of the panniers caused problems for the passenger legs, so they moved the foot pegs forward.

Any comments on this?

An other thing that should need correction:

"Initially it was planned that the sides of the gas tank should be chrome plated. Shortly before the launch of the new models on the Berlin Kaiserdamm-Exibition in February 1938 the use of chrome on motorcycle tanks was banned. DKW then decided to spray the sides of the gas tank with melted aluminium, which was then polished"

Both chrome and aluminium plated fuel tanks were used on NZ:s. At least NZ:s that were exported to the Nordic countries had chrome plated tanks, exhaust pipes, mufflers.


//Frank
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Re: NZ Rear frame

Post by Frank » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:31 pm

Hi,

Should be nice to get comments on this from some forum members who has seen many NZ´s: Panzergrau, Mila350, someone else??

//Frank
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